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Avraham Groll -What’s New at JewishGen? and Jewish Migration Patterns

February 9, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

at Temple Emanuel

Exciting change and movement is happening at JewishGen.org. During this talk you will find out first-hand about significant new technology and features that will help you in your research, major impacts that JewishGen has had upon the broader Jewish community, and recent developments within the leadership team.

Second Talk: Jewish Migration Patterns: Jewish Life in Poland during the 16th – 18th Centuries.

Using maps, pictures and documents, Avraham Groll will show the patterns of Jewish migration to Poland between the 16th and 18th centuries. Through a discussion of historical events, including the “Golden Age of Polish Jewry” and the reaction to Shabtai Tzvi, we will learn how the Jewish experience in Poland set the stage, in part, for the eventual rise of the Hasidic movement.

Avraham GrollAvraham Groll is the Director of JewishGen.org. He is passionate about connecting people with their Jewish roots and helping them experience what it means to be part of the Jewish people. He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of Jewish genealogical and historical topics.


Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings

Pre-lecture: 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Bessarabia and German SIGs

Post-lecture (approx. 3:30 pm)
Belarus, Poland and Sephardic SIGs

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.



February 9, 2020
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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Newton Centre, MA 02459 United States
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